[Haskell] 2-D Plots, graphical representation of massive data

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Sat Aug 28 16:33:24 EDT 2004

Ketil Malde wrote:

> >> 2) display result of the analysis (pie charts, histograms, plots) 
> > If you don't need to interact with the display, the simplest solution
> > is to generate graphics files. Personally, I would use PostScript
> I would output to Gnuplot...
> > as I'm reasonably familiar with it and the Ghostscript interpreter
> > is freely available.
> ...for basically the same reasons.  It's also on a higher level than
> PS, you can output data on a presentation-independent format, and it's
> easy to change the type of plot or other presentation details later.

Right. But, for the same reason, it's also less flexible.

My reply was aimed at a slightly more general question, i.e. how to
draw stuff generally, rather than statistical visualisation in

It wasn't entirely clear (at least, from the second post) how much of
the process was meant to be done in Haskell. Going back to the first
post, it seems likely that Yuliya may be willing to hand the task off
at an earlier stage. If that is the case, using something like Gnuplot
or Matlab would probably be more suitable.

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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